18 November, 2019

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Why Gota Gave Me A ‘Gotler’ Feeling 

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“His lack of respect for the person is evidenced in videos going around even these days on social media. Gota’s interview by the BBC on Lasantha’s murder is a dramatic case in point. “who is Lasantha?” Gota asked arrogantly as though Lasantha was a piece of rotten fish or what the cat had brought in.”

Bourgeoise Venues

It is no accident that presidential- candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once, it had been Shangri-La. Last Saturday, 12 January, it was had been Waters Edge. Gota’s speech offered nothing to relieve the endemic poverty, pain and suffering of 80 per cent of our people. The thoughts about the poor and downtrodden were distant from his horizon. The one theme that emerged is his Hitler-like will to power. Get to that exalted seat. That’s it. 

Viyaththu or the Learned

I could identify some of the the so-called “viyaththu,” people. Prominently there were professionals who were rendered jobless and nowhere to go after Mahinda Rajapaksa fell. A few now obsolete artists could also be identified. Locating a true and respected viyatha would have been like searching for a needle in a haystack; with the exception that the meeting numbers did not look countless as hay does look in the haystack. The erudite and famous of today weren’t there.

Perhaps, Waters Edge wasn’t the right place this time. But, then, can a man like Gotabaya hold public style meetings in poor Maha Vidyalaya buildings? The temple of the monk that wanted him to be a Hitler may have been a better choice. Social media has, since, referred to Gotabaya as Gotler! Sri Lankans have a good sense of humour.

Gotler Feeling

I did get some Gotler feeling when I read the news report of that meeting in the newspapers. Gota dangerously tread into an area where he has been perceived as being utterly weak, namely, human rights. He made a distinction between social rights and individual rights although such a distinction cried for definition.  What drove fear into me was when he downgraded individual rights. Gota went out of his way to state that social rights should take precedence over individual rights! Furthermore, like it had been to Hitler, nationalism is a crucial ideology for Gota. Gota’s suggested acceptance of the  institution of the Executive President completed the collaged image. All these considerations bundled together gave me that eerie Gotler feeling

Social Rights-Little Meaning

The fact is that social rights are not treated as ‘rights,’ as such. States the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 is now international law. The Universal Declaration included social (or “welfare”) rights that address matters such as education, food, and employment. Their inclusion has been the source of much controversy. Social rights are often alleged to be statements of desirable goals but not really rights.The European Convention did not include them [social rights] (although it was later amended to include the right to education). Instead they[social rights] were put into a separate treaty, the European Social Charter. When the United Nations began the process of putting the rights of the Universal Declaration into international law, it followed the model of the European system by treating economic and social standards in a treaty separate from the one dealing with civil and political rights. This treaty, the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (the “Social Covenant,” 1966), treated these standards as rights—albeit rights to be progressively realized.” 

The general understanding, therefore, is that the listing of individual human rights are adequate without recourse to special mention of social rights. The reason is that an individual human right when collectivised becomes a so-called social right. The right to education is just one example. This is a right that is not normally practised individually. A child has to attend a school for their education and the school is a community. The distinction that Gota makes is thus senseless and his conclusion that one set of rights takes precedence over another is absurd.

Downgrading Human rights

The distinction makes sense only in a Fascist context.

The downgrading of individual human rights by Gota is frightening as  that echoes Hitler’s similar public pronouncements. Under the guise of upholding ‘social rights’ as against individual human rights Hitler sent millions to the gas chambers. The social right was to cleanse Germany of the Jews and that social right takes precedence over the human right to life and security of a Jew. 

As illustration, let’s mention some of the individual human rights taken from the 1948 Declaration and ask our friend Gota what’s wrong with them: the right to life, liberty and security; no one to be subject to torture or cruel inhuman or degrading treatment; right to recognition everywhere as  a person before the law; all are equal before the law; no arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; those charged are  presumed to be innocent ; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; freedom of expression; the will of the public is the basis of authority; right to work;

Now, what quarrel does Gota have about any of those rights? Why make anything supersede these rights?

Violation of HR Under Gota’s Watch

Particularly in view of our experience under the regime where Gota and his family owned there were and are widespread allegations that  many of the above rights had been violated. White vans arbitrarily knocked at homes and carried some to no man’s land. The man who commanded our army to victory in the battlefield was dragged away and put in incarceration without a court order. The famed and fearless journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge was denied his right  to life and security and no attempt was made by Gota, the then powerful Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, to initiate serious inquiry; young ruggerite Thajudeen was brutally murdered and the incident was deliberately dressed by cops in Gota’s charge to look like an accident. Our highest judicial officer was arbitrarily thrown out of her job by a bogus impeachment procedure. The torture of journalists Keith Noyr and Tennakoon. All these were violations of the human rights mentioned. Perhaps Gota’s guilt is talking.

Conclusion: No Respect for the Individual

The fact is, Gota has no respect for the individual and that makes his downgrading of individual human rights more scary because that is natural to Gota’s character.  His lack of respect for the person is evidenced in videos going around even these days on social media. Gota’s interview by the BBC on Lasantha’s murder is a dramatic case in point. “who is Lasantha?” Gota asked arrogantly as though Lasantha was a piece of rotten fish or what the cat brought in.

Gota will soon learn that the ghost of Lasantha is following him.

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    It is interesting how the UNP and other western bootlickers are associating Gota with the Hitler ‘bogey’ in their anti- Gota campaign. This will not outside Jaffna, where they have been brainwashed with revisionist world history and corrupt values by American Missionary education system over the last 100 years.
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    If Gota is Hitler reincarnated, whom will the UNP compare ‘their’ next common candidate (Ranil will not have the ‘bindi’ to fight a presidential election against anyone, he just needs to ride on someone’s back) with ? Winston Churchill?
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    Do you know that Churchill outdid Hitler on the number of mass murders committed (in India, Egypt, and finally in Japan) by 25:1 (more than 100 million to Hitler’s alleged six!).
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    But boot lickers like you help the global ruling Mafia continue the myth of Hitler as the worst criminal in history. He may have been a not very nice man and a fool tactically. But the possible UNP idol Churchill was a lot worse. So Hitler might win the day after all.
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    Presume you are too old to understand or change your ways.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe,

      RE: Why Gota Gave Me A ‘Gotler’ Feeling

      “The one theme that emerged is his Hitler-like will to power. Get to that exalted seat. That’s it”.

      “I could identify some of the the so-called “viyaththu,” people. Prominently there were professionals who were rendered jobless and nowhere to go after Mahinda Rajapaksa fell. A few now obsolete artists could also be identified. Locating a true and respected viyatha would have been like searching for a needle in a haystack; with the exception that the meeting numbers did not look countless as hay does look in the haystack. The erudite and famous of today weren’t there.”

      The the so-called “viyaththu,” people, mean IQ 79, probably do not have the intelligence to sort one from the other. They probably believe the Wmal Modanwansa Math, 2/2 = 0. For the unemployed, the the so-called “viyaththu,” people, it does not matter. They want employment as shills of Gota and as White van drivers, and as white van killers

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        Thanks Very much Mr Jaysinghe for the current valuable piece. You have articulated it as no other.
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        Almost everyone across country/world is well aware fo the facts about Gotabaya.
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        He had been away over 15 years away from the country seeking a greener pasture for his family until his brother BP Mahinda Rajapakshe became the president to fall back to his patriotic mindset.
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        If Gota is that patriot as lanken press paints it, would he or the like have ever been away from the country, in very period lanken FORCES work on saving the nation by sacrificying their lives ?.

        .
        Why the nation is brainwashed – not SACRIFICED general Sarath Fonseka but Gotler to have been instrumental in the ELEMINATION of TERROR in 2009 ?.
        Is that not just the BALATANT lie to mislead the very same gullible people?
        Why yet today, SARATH fonseka is not treated well by very same people to the same manner, FAKE patriot is being kept above the SAI BABAS position ?
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        No body else, but RAJAAKSHE – HITER style propaganda machines CEMENTED THE picture as branded on STONE all in favour of Rajapkashe family overstating their capabilities. :
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        No matter GOTA had beenaway from teh country for SUCH long years- 15 long years

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          Why is all this resistance to poor Gota?

          He was a good security guard in California ……. the 6th largest economy in the world. ………. Certainly tons more valuable than our present incumbent’s Grama Sevak experience.

          We have tried all the complex solutions ………. time to try-out Gota; a simple man ……….. he has one solution for all the myriad of national problems; murder. Do any of you guys have better solutions?

          Look how the Saudis did it! Why can’t we learn? Gotta keep up with the times.

          I see nothing but the brightest of future for Lanka!

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            The best place GOTLER tobe in future is in a prison cell for all the high crimes he perpetrated.
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            Alone in the post war scenario, his mediation costed many their lives.
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            Some left the country for escape but other had no choice.
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            Anxities killed many.
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            Why the very same IGNORANT masses are being made that stupid today ?
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            Shamlessness is above anything, that they the Rajapakshes have in their BLOOD

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      Ranga Weerakoon

      You do not have to type everything you know in about 14 sentences. Well done anyway.

      Can you connect all the words you have arranged above into a number of meaningful sentences or paragraph?

      In case whenever you want to download every random stuff from your head you can rely on Champa, Taraki, Retarded, wannihami, sach, JD, Good Student with bad education, Nimal Tissass Wijethunga, …………………………

      “Do you know that Churchill outdid Hitler on the number of mass murders committed (in India, Egypt, and finally in Japan) by 25:1 (more than 100 million to Hitler’s alleged six!).”

      What is your advice to Dr Gota? Do you want him to break Churchills killing record or catch up with him?

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        Native Vedda

        Dare I say, I expect a snide from the Zionist Nazi you are! But I am not going to answer your stupid questions.

        I have been reading your Lansi Nazi comments on CT for a fair while, and I have a good understanding of ‘where you are coming from’, and your lack of morals of any kind whatsoever.

        Don’t think because your abuse of people on a web site like a mad dog, and pushing your Fifth Column agenda make you a decent person. You are good-for-nothing scum pushing vested interests. Get a life (or what is left of it).

        I spit in your direction.

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          Ranga Weerakoon

          “I spit in your direction.”

          Thank you.
          Did you notice the wind is following towards your direction?

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              Ranga Weerakoon

              Brilliant.
              Thanks for keeping it brief.
              Keep up your good work.

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      In short. The people who do not know or care about human rights apto lick boots of brutal beast, dictators.

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      Ranga, if you and your ilk promote GOTLER for the PE candidacy, why not convicted criminals be ready to get the the nominations ?.
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      Once proved, we dont need to the terrible era to return and destroy us again.
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      Best ask him to go back to the US and stay rest of his life there. That will be much more luck bringing to us LANKENSs than allow LANKEN Hitler to inside the island.

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      Ranga Weerakoon,
      Have you read your comment again.
      You are saying that “UNP and other western bootlickers”, Do you assume that Gota is a citizen of China? He willingly accepted that he truley and honestly will accept the constitution of USA and will not go against to this country. In otherwords he is a boolicker of western capital.
      I advise you not to make such bad things about Gota who is the master of white van company.

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    Do these men aspiring for leadership read these enlightening and informative articles. These men know not the meaning of human right. Got a also goes on record by angrily threatening Sarath Fonseka of hanginging him, in one of his interviews with the same BBC. It is funny, that men with bloody hands pportray themselves to be virtuous even denying the existence of a popular journalist, Lasintha. One cannot fool the people all the time. The nation has woken up and is ready.to teach a lesson to the dynesty.

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      Robert

      “Do these men aspiring for leadership read these enlightening and informative articles. “

      They are literates, every literate in this island believes he or she is an intellectual, wise, educated, …………….. Hence they do not need any further reading.
      Please stop asking these silly questions.

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      Robert,
      You seem to ignore that Sarath Fonseka still threatens people. But you seem ok with it.

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        Of course not to the manner, FM war hero SF has never fallen to the level.
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        Even if he would be threatning, it is just for the purpose that LAW and order also in today s context is far from standard levels.
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        Just imagine, if GOTLER would have been in power today, how the buggers would have been leading this country. Alone that 51 day coup was good enough to refresh the mind sets that were caught amnesia, how dangerous Rajapakshe brothers really are.
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        They are just against respect and dignity for human life. Gotleers barbarian actions took this nation to all depths in terms of human rights violations – towards the end of 2014. Entire world stood against us. No EU, USA or other developed folks respected us.
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        If People would have been misled only by spreading or doctoring the facts REAL face of GOTLER, we will again be fallen even deeper.
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        Under the lead of GOTLER, human flesh and bones would surely be available in FOOD CITY or other super markets .. no doubt about that.

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    Buruwek wage thapulanna epa. Gota gave right to live to everybody including you in Sri Lanka by given the leadership to annihilating LTTE. That is more than adequate human right of all time.

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      Wijetunge

      GoTa ran away from the battlefield at the critical phase, became a refugee in US and started life as a Gas Assistant at a 711 Convenience store.

      Thus, your hero GoTa has become a worthless trash in our history.

      GoTa did nothing but stole the credit from Sarath Fonseka for annihilating LTTE.

      It was Sarath Fonseka who led the war against LTTE to victory.

      In fact, GoTa slept with Tigers and gave them all the privileges.

      He made LTTE Deputy a Cabinet Minister of his brother MARA’s government.

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        Sarath Fonseka was in the Army under many presidents. He also messed up many times during the war and the Army had many casualties because of his arrogance! Why was he not able to fight the war to a finish under other presidents ! Please don’t take away the contribution by other! Yes Sarath Fonsekha lead the Army bravely but there were others who enabled him to do it! Credit should not go to one person! It was coordinated effort lead by MR which we cannot deny! Please note I am not a MR fan!!!! Just giving the devil his due!

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      Nimal Tissa @
      One another BP, WP on this platform. You guys are the real harvest of RAJAPAKSHE rascalsfor their political survivial.
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      This is the manthra – GOTA Et al spread in taming you the RATA THANAKOLA eaters.
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      Was that not for their political survival ?
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      Be honest, as ONE who lives away from SL I know many things in the country but my life is changed a lot. My thinking is different to that of AVERAGE.
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      Then come with any constructive argument to prove that GOTABAYA even if he lived exile in the USA ( was known tohave been a petrol shed assistant) – how could he then be GROUND handling VETERAN in the end phase of the war ?
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      If your STAPLE food is not RATA THANAKOLA you guys would not have been caught by the BAISED propaganda theories.

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      Nimal, then he (Gota) sent the ‘white vans’ to take the same human right away.

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        Richard, either you are too young to know or too forgetful. Whatever white vans Gota had, they are as nothing when compared to the UNP’s white vans. This does not excuse Gota, it just shines a light on hypocrisy. Estimates of the UNP’s murders range from 35 to 60 thousand.
        https://www.hrw.org/reports/1990/WR90/ASIA.BOU-11.htm#P731_163022

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          Paul
          .-
          If you don’t mind, could you ask the public racist Dayan if he knew what was happening while he was with Premadasa.

          So just like Dayan you too believe Tamils don’t count whether they are alive or dead. You seemed to count only those who were subjected to white vanning only during UNP’s rule not those hundreds of thousands of innocent Tamils who were either killed or made to disappear since your favourite hero Dr Gota was appointed Defense Secretary.

          I think you have a serious problem with your worldview.

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            ‘This does not excuse Gota, it just shines a light on hypocrisy.’

            Native you have a serious problem in understanding English.

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          Paul

          Don’t forget during UNP’s rule Dr Gota, Sarath, Lieutenant Colonels … were part of a six man search and destroy operational team under Janaka Perera, and enjoyed politically sanctioned limitless impunity.

          Gota received gallantry awards from presidents J.R. Jayewardene, Ranasinghe Premadasa and D.B. Wijetunga, irrespective of party affiliation for killing people.

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            Native, yes, that is what soldiers do. What is your point if you have one?

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              Paul

              You started with the following:
              ” Whatever white vans Gota had, they are as nothing when compared to the UNP’s white vans.”

              Soldiers are trained to kill enemies not their own innocent people. It appear Gota was hiding behind his women folks or VP’s fat bum while the enemy dropped sappati floor violating Sri Lankan airspace.

              My point is Gota killed innocent people whether he had his own fleet of white vans or not under both UNP and SLFP. Then he was given a green card as an insurance policy against residual JVP. He sprinted all the way to USA after causing death of innocent civilians. We wouldn’t know if he killed more people under UNP or SLFP.
              Lets wait and see the finial report of Matale and Mannar mass graves.

              UNP is no less evil than SLFP or viz a viz.

              Those who were part of weeping widows war criminals in 1971 continued to serve under UNP between 1987/1991, again ……. later period under Dr Mahinda.


              Therefore defending SLFP, UNP and their fellow racist political allies is a futile exercise. JR had Cyril Mathew, MR has Windbag, Premadasa had Douglas and Dayan, Dr Mahinda has both behind him. The other opportunistic racist Champika wouldn’t mind allying with any party.

  • 9
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    Perhaps revisiting the recorded phone interview with Frederica Janz of the Sunday Leader newspaper several years ago would shed more light on the nature of this man..

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    Gota did not annihilate the LTTE. It was INDIA,Pakistan Britian,America and China’s joint effort which annihilated LTTE’. Perhaps Gota annihilated over a 100.000 civilians after the war was almost over. If he and his brothers together with their government did not murder the civilians, why are they afraid of an international investigation to bring to light the truth.? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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      K Anga,

      What did this US Gas Assistant did?

      GoTa did nothing but stole the credit from Sarath Fonseka for annihilating LTTE.

      It was Sarath Fonseka who led the war against LTTE to victory.

      In fact, GoTa slept with Tigers and gave them all the privileges.

      He made LTTE Deputy a Cabinet Minister of his brother MARA’s government.

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        Maharage,

        “It was Sarath Fonseka who led the war against LTTE to victory.”

        Don’t be silly, it was Vellupillai Prabaharan who with a lot of help from Hindia led the war against LTTE to victory.

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      Hik Hik..;….

      India never supported Sri Lanka in the history except only a fraction of a period where we got Buddhism. Besides, we do not require India’s support at all for our affairs.

      Gota gave the leadership not only to our fight against terrorism, but , he fought for India as well to annihilate LTTE and Sri Lanka is the only country annihilate Terrorist organisation militarily.

      It is not the question of afraid to face international investigation on bogus claims of genocide or any other as it is the question of sovereignty of a nation.

      Tamil civilians were killed by LTTE during the last days of the fight against terrorism and also during the 30 year period where unrest as prevailing.

      Lasantha got his violent death for the sin of converting to another religion and supporting LTTE Terrorism against the motherland.

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        N.T.W. – Did the Mongol son (synthetic “lowyer”) of Medamulana Meeharaka tickle your balls?

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        Native/Kala/Thala/Angoda Veddah, Mike, Paul,

        Whenever truth is being mentioned, Sakkili Tamil Diaspora cannot tolerate because they are used to tell lies and bogus claims in all aspects.

        Learn to accept the true facts and never ever support Terrorists. or terrorism.

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      ‘It was INDIA,Pakistan Britian,America and China’s joint effort which annihilated LTTE’.

      Was it really? Then why was the West demanding a ceasefire and insisting that neither side could win? Why were they trying to save the Tiger fighters right up to the end?

      No doubt foreign nations helped Sri Lanka, do you think SF left the battlefield to go abroad and negotiate these deals? Who carried out these negotiations? Who kept India in the loop? Who arranged the MBRs from Pakistan and the huge amounts of armaments from China? Was it SF?

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        Paul

        It was Mahinda who single handedly won the war.
        It was Gota who single handedly won the war
        It was Svandra Silva who single handedly won the war.
        It was Kamal Gunaratne who single handedly won the war.
        It was Champika who single handedly won the war.
        It was Karuna who single handedly won the war.

        It was Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa who single handedly won the war.
        Where did Dr Gota did his MSc in communication just after he ran away from forces
        During the war who kept financing Sri Lankan state?

        Finally don’t forget VP’s huge contribution in winning the war.


        ..
        You should make an effort to grow up

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          Veddah, if you want to be taken seriously you must stick to the truth even when it hurts.

          MR, GR and SF won the war together. None of them could have done it alone. Also, GR did not run away. He served his time with the army and left. He was decorated for bravery by both UNP & SLFP presidents.

          It is a trait typical of a Sri Lankan to believe and exaggerate all the lies broadcast about anyone he dislikes. I can remember how the right wing of the UNP ridiculed Premadasa for his origins. They could not see that to rise from selling Lavaria to becoming President was a great achievement. If Gota worked in a gas station, then all credit to him for working rather than living on benefits.

          You should make the effort to remain truthful.

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            Paul

            “Veddah, if you want to be taken seriously you must stick to the truth even when it hurts.”

            I am sorry I am not in a beauty contest or contesting in an election. I am after truth. If truth could make me bankrupt, dearth of friends that is the price one pay for pursuing truth.

            “If Gota worked in a gas station, then all credit to him for working rather than living on benefits.”

            I never criticize anyone on the basis of his caste or job. Please you shouldn’t compare Premadasa with Gota. Premadasa was a self made man unlike Gota who parachuted into the job which was already reserved for him by his brother without any competition, pure nepotism. On the other hand I never heard Premadasa using racism as part of his winning formula.

            MR, GR and SF are public racists.

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              ‘MR, GR and SF are public racists.’

              The point at issue was Anaga’s claim that ‘It was India, Pakistan Britian, America and China’s joint effort which annihilated LTTE’. Nothing to do with MR, GR and SF being racists or not.

              ‘Please you shouldn’t compare Premadasa with Gota.’

              Is that what I was doing? I was comparing people’s comments on Gota with the UNP’s comments on Premadasa.

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                Paul

                “‘MR, GR and SF are public racists.’”

                Of course they are, otherwise they wouldn’t say what they said in public and allowed their b***s carriers to enjoy the freedom of making outrageous statements on “Others” on stages and in statements.

                Have you read statements made by public racists including Dayan, ……….. ?

                Their blatant racism and prevailing poverty in this island at the time helped recruit cannon fodder some of whom who were turned into skilled torturers and generally war criminals.

                You were trying to tell this forum as if the national hangman is also being insulted like Premadasa.
                Whatever height Premadasa reached was by sheer hard work.

                Why didn’t the national hangman stay put and see the end of the war, using his military acumen, strategies, ……….. like Vo Nguyen Giap, … ?

                By the way according to websites he was trained in Wellington India, and he did his Masters Degree in Defence Studies and obtained MSc from the University of Madras. Janaka Perera, Sarath, Gota, . were working closely with a Col at the British high commission between 1987 and 1990.

                Why do you think the Hindians, Brits, American … train officers from various countries?

                If it’s difficult for you to connect the dots and cross the ts, I can’t help you.
                It’s no good being an observer, especially selected events, you got to be keen observer.

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                  Native,

                  “‘MR, GR and SF are public racists.’”

                  Re-read what I have written, have I denied this? There is no point in commenting if you are going to fly off the handle and reach for your keyboard the moment you read the name Gota.

                  If you cannot understand the difference, then you are on your own. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, as the man said.

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            Dear Paul,
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            mostly I respect your comments, but I am afraid, i cant agree with you here(I am living in Europe, these LTTE related issues are known to me than any one lived in SL).
            .
            ->War victory, or as you may name it, achieved by collectivity of all. Above all,. If late Mr Kadir had not been that powerful getting LTTE-Actitivies banned on rich soils across the world, nothing, not any leader could achieve anything.
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            ->Besides, LTTEs had suffered numerous setbacks within them by 2006.
            :
            ->Now coming back to a person’s profile which has been PUT ABOVE Buddha s
            in the country by their loudspeakers (Derana and other media men)
            :
            – Gotler had been in the US for a period of 15 years (365 x 15 = 5475 days).
            – The very same 5475 days – Sarath fonseka and other senior men faced all
            various brutalties in battle fields sacrificing their lives
            – So as cemented by lanken press, would any former Army man, being away
            from the war terrirtories for a period of 15 long years, could become the MOST
            war veteran than the SF and other who fought it by their physical participation
            all along ?
            -Why people – masses have been brainwashed feeding them with UNTRUTHs all along is connected with their selfish politicals gains.
            – Even today ths has been the mode of propaganda – of their beloved channels.
            – People have been caught by BLATANT lies as HAKKGEDIYA promotors earned multibillions within 8years ( those black media did the job for that man s evolve as well).
            – What I am going to tell you is – IT IS HIGH TIME TO reveal that GOTA or any others are just powergreedy men, they CANT be above the others- SO please dont let people to fall deeper than they are.

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              Desperate Sinhalaya

              Immediately after the end of the war Gota and his goons broken into LTTE’s safe and stole cash and gold.
              Gota never accounted for the windfall wealth he and his goons found in Vanni nor did he returned it back to the people who were initially forced to contribute it to LTTE.

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                How do you know this Veddah? Were you there as a witness? Or did Gota pay you a commission to keep silent for so long?

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                  Paul

                  I never been to Black Hole however I know it exist.

                  After many years, just before the 2015 elections Dr Mahinda returned a few jewelleries to the people of Vanni. The event was given huge coverage on media.

                  The clan made a lot of money from the war. I still cannot understand why some of you keep defending them. By the way if you happen to meet Gota next time around, please find out which jeweller on Sea Street bought some of the gold?

                  Don’t be childish.

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              Desperate Sinhalaya. Thank you.

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      K. Anaga,
      What about the man who headed the army during the annihilation! Have you forgotten the name already? Sarath Fonseka!
      Didn’t you vote him in 2010? You did! This time, who is your common candidate? There is an underworld leader called Angoda Lokka? If Ranil picks him, TNA supports it, and you guys vote!
      You cannot fool the Northern Tamils this time!

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        Ranil never give the PResidential nomination to a strong hand. It iwll be always a CAT PAW. We said even OK to Maithripala beczuse Ms SIRed Ranil.

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        K. Anaga,

        ‘You cannot fool the Northern Tamils this time!’

        I wouldn’t bet on it. Both the Tamils and the Sinhalese have an infinite capacity to fool themselves.

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    He must be dream to become President.

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    Simon,
    You are supposed be wiser as you grow old, not stupid. Terrorists are not ‘humans’, so don’t have human rights.

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    Don’t forget that SWRD Bandaranayaka’ murder was a set up by the then colonialists to stop their interests being nationalised, etc, etc, etc.

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    Remove the State Security given to this fake Hero called GoTa Rajapissa.

    He is severely suffering from “Pissu” and has become a modern day “Pissu Huttan” jabbering non-sense at Bada Eliya gatherings called “Viyath Mange.

    Once the state security has been removed from him and striped him Naked, he will become a piece of trash worthless and disgusting.

    Of course, those wooing him can lick his balls once he has been stripped naked.

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    Dr Siri Gamage

    Where are you? We desperately need a good one from you.

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    Hik Hik..;….

    India never supported Sri Lanka in the history except only a fraction of a period where we got Buddhism. Besides, we do not require India’s support at all for our affairs.

    Gota gave the leadership not only to our fight against terrorism, but , he fought for India as well to annihilate LTTE and Sri Lanka is the only country annihilate Terrorist organisation militarily.

    It is not the question of afraid to face international investigation on bogus claims of genocide or any other as it is the question of sovereignty of a nation.

    Tamil civilians were killed by LTTE during the last days of the fight against terrorism and also during the 30 year period where unrest as prevailing.

    Lasantha got his violent death for the sin of converting to another religion and supporting LTTE Terrorism against the motherland.

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    The writer really doesn’t get it.

    It’s over.

    Done.

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka”…The writer really doesn’t get it…”
      from your perspective?
      who does get it from your perspective?

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      The writer never got it Dr DJ, he represents the last vestiges of a generation who couldn’t turn with the times and as such terribly bitter

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      Dr.Dayan Jayatilleke! ……..Appreciate your polite refrain. perhaps too polite.

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      Dayan

      It is not over. Gotha is heading to a US Jail as US is working on a Plea Bargain if you understand what that means. You really are thick. Russia doesnt belive in plea bargain. They spray Novichok. You better leave before it is too late.

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    how can a american hitler be considered to run Sl?

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe: I think the Common Candidate project did not find the Suitable Candidate for the PResident. Because they know that Ranil is the eternal PM as the UNP is the only major party. Both parties need Common democratic fronts to establish the govt and this time they want it under one symbol because NAtional List MPs are becoming too expensive. Palitha Range Bandara said he is worth Rs 500 million. What is the story SIRIKOTHA Coppers has Rs SEVEN billion in storage for the election. Kiriella wants SOEs and/or FM post because his voters want it. What is the question you need an answer. Is it GOta Contesting PResidential election ? How about wigneswaran, Some one wants that.

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    The writer is doing his best to vilify Gota because he knows very well that if there is a race between RW, MS and Gota, it will be game over for RW. As for MS, he has already lost even before running.

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    Brilliant piece, once again! This is Sri Lanka’s best writer in English

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      Gabriel Perera, I am sure you meant to say AUSTRALIA’S best writer in English.
      Have you noticed how the brave RW-UNP sycophants who were missing in action before January 2015 with no record of criticizing GR-MR etc are now shouting? This comparison is a fucking joke man. Look at Donald Trump, now that is a white modern christian Hitler in the making along with Putin the Serbian slanty eyed crafty Russian. FACT have you notices NO ONE NO ONE wants to ask Sarath Fonseka SF the question about WHO KILLED Lasantha the born again rumor monger? He used to relentlessly attack CBK and her sex partners and her partying and promoted RW’s so called marriage. He only allied with CBK because both hated MR. Shyamon should write about Australia. This is an absurd smear piece sanctioned by NPC/CPA and US etc. Ask SF the question “did you murder Lasantha” or ask RW in private.

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    Dayan you had better be quiet. Get your salary and do some research on Russian women before you have to leave. Your time is up as Sirisena is crossing back

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      P.V. – Bogus Dr should stop visiting restricted areas in Moscow and get back home ASAP. Ranil Sir is waiting for him!

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      Prem, you think?

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    For the Tamils of this land, in a way its good that Gotler comes to power!!!
    The Tamils should be able to gather momentum in attaining a separate state as it leave them no option but to start fighting for it… it will be easier to get India & the western world to back them up again to start the struggle for freedom…
    The more extreme the Singalese people go the better and easier, it would be to achieve a solution towards the freedom…
    All I hope is that it doesn’t lead us to a never ending war which prolongs for another 30 years!!!
    Sometimes you need to be pushed to your limits to be able to bring the best or worst out of you and thats what the Tamils need right now…Hail Gota!!!

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      Very foolish comment Raj. GR will use anti-Tamil and anti-Muslim sentiments to gain power. Once he is in power he will not allow any such trouble on his watch, he will crush it immediately.

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        Paul

        “Once he is in power he will not allow any such trouble on his watch, he will crush it immediately.”

        First of all VP is no longer alive to help him crush another war.
        Do you know how Hindians are going to act or react to new conflict in their backyard?
        Dr Gota is 70 years old, probably he is an immortal.
        Already the brothers are putting their name forward to contest elections, then there is Namal Baby.
        International Money Laundering investigation is pending.
        The way things are, could you guarantee a peaceful Southern Sri Lanka?
        There is no such thing as a perfect murder(s).

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe are you so backward that you do not understand the primary principles of Socialism? That is where the individual rights are considered less or equally important as the rights of the society. And btw I’ve noticed my comments of SJ’s articles seem to disappear into thin air, ether or a cyber wormhole.

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    Gota has managed to pass O levels only. That is his education. His speeches are of the uneducated. How can he head a viyathmaga association?As the writer rightly states, Gota talks bullshit with regard to human rights. He has himself enjoyed human rights from the yahapalanaya government by avoiding arrest. But he did not allow SF that right.

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    Dj,
    but you.
    Why is that not a single commenter obvioulsy would agree with you whatever being drolled by you ?.
    :
    Is that because you are the only person to get everything better ?.
    .
    Your thinking patterns are simply pathological, though your father was one of the good journalists. But you are thousand times beneath to him.
    :
    The reasons – simply you are very cheap. YOU know what I mean, you can easily be bought by offering you some perks. Yours contain no consistency whatever you come with.
    :
    How can even a self proclaimed analyst be fallen to that low level ? Well, it should be GLP SYNDROME that put you that lower levels.

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    This is a classic piece of writing. Factual and well presented

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    Remember Shyamon in 2006 (or there about) GR sued a newspaper which engaged a team of defence lawyers. GR in his then Defence Ministry website called the lawyers ‘Traitors in Black Robes’ or something to that effect. The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) was alarmed and wrote to the then GoSL.
    There was the making of Gotler.
    The language he used on journalist Frederika Jansz established GR as a foulmouthed Gotler.
    PS: Hitler was not foulmouthed.

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    They wont let him win will they jilmart

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    Please let Sri Lankan people decide. stop writing here say remarks without seeing and knowing the truth!

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      Ashok Thangavelu

      “Please let Sri Lankan people decide. “

      Fair enough, will you now let the crook and war criminals know your principled position?

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    Native/Kala/Thala/Angoda Veddah, Mike, Paul,

    Whenever truth is being mentioned, Sakkili Tamil Diaspora cannot tolerate because they are used to tell lies and bogus claims in all aspects.

    Learn to accept the true facts and never ever support Terrorists. or terrorism.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijethunga,
      “Sakili Tamil”
      What do you mean by this word. I know Mahinda’s nephew Thirukumaran is a Tamil. So, Mahinda is very closely related to Sakkili Tamil. Are you related to Mahinda? You are look like Mahinda. You talk like Mahinda.

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        Ajith, I said Sakhkili Tamil Diaspora as I never ever say Sakkili Tamil. This misinterpretation is also Sakkili work.

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    “සිංහල පාපතරයෙක්, මැර පාලනයක් අවශ්‍ය නම්, අති විශිෂ්ට තෙරීමක්..”

    Let me translate this in English. If anyone wants a murderous regime by a pernicious Sinhalese fascists, then here’s your choice. What I typed in Sinhala should make headlines in the Sinhala print and electronic media, every banner, cut-out and poster in the country to wake our Sinhala moadyas from their slumber. What a disgrace to the Swastika, the symbol that was stolen and misused by Hitler from Sanskrit that meant good fortune.The same symbol in the Pali language has broader meaning for good fortunes and prosperity. A photoshop version of Gotler’s face in the Nazi uniform with a backdrop of a German U-boat would have been ideal for his US passport photo. The United States of America must be damn proud to see their citizen and I am surprised as to why they keep defending this murderer.

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      Oi Moda Deshapremiya
      If you have forgotten, 76% of the population is Sinhalese. They never think about Gotabhaya as your first line.
      Voting or not voting him is a different issue. But Sinhalese respect him a lot and never think of him a fascist or pernicious.

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        Champa the Chimp,
        Thank you for the stat. that 76% are Sinhala. At least I found one Sinhala modaya here that is a waste of our time. As I said, go vote for a murderer if that is what you want of this country to become. No ones is stopping you. May be it is Goata’s love for the Sinhalese is what makes him kill other Sinhalese. කරන කලට පව් මිහිරිය මී සේ; විදින කලට දුක් දැඩිවේ ගිණි සේ.

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          Moda Deshapremiya
          Name one man he killed!

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            Champa……………..

            “Moda Deshapremiya
            Name one man he killed!”

            What was he doing in the war front in the North as a soldier?
            Was he an army cook?

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